It's been tremendously rewarding to be a leader of children's church and to have previously been co-chair of the New Members ministry team at SVC. After a rewarding 32-year career, I recently retired as a designer and business owner of Valentine Interiors. I'm currently a novelist, writing inspirational/historical stories based on the heavenly Father's powerful love for His children which impacted my life at the age of 15. In the past I served as elder in another denomination. I'm a former Rotarian, Chamber of Commerce Board member, and adjunct professor and alumnae of Purdue University. My husband Walt and I are parents of a son, daughter, and 6 grandchildren. Walt is a ruling elder at SVC. Together we look forward to the plans God has for our congregation and anticipate those who will find in it the warm fellowship we've found.